Parent With Confidence!

COMPLETE BABY CARE COURSE FOR NEW PARENTS

The Baby Manual™ is used by hospitals, doulas, pregnancy centers, lactation consultants, and adoption agencies to teach 1000s of parents nationwide.

“One of the most important parenting resources ever created. An absolute must-have for new parents!” – Stas Bogatyuk, Founder of Moms.com

“Concise, entertaining, visual tutorial that deals with just about everything new parents will face.” – Armin Brott, Bestselling Author

Our Talented Experts

Industry knowledge.  Passion to help.  Years of experience as parents!

What's Inside

Baby care class.   Breastfeeding class.   And much more – all in one place!

The Baby Manual™ is an award-winning video series in which real parents, practicing medical professionals, and industry experts provide detailed answers and step-by-step demonstrations for all your first-time parenting questions.

PART 1

1. Welcome!

  • Watch a quick intro to The Baby Manual.

2. Baby Gear

So much to buy, so little space. Not to worry – you actually need a lot less than most “must have” lists would have you believe.

  • Nursery
  • Diaper Supplies
  • Breastfeeding
  • Clothing
  • Grooming
  • Car Seat
  • Miscellaneous

3. Getting Home

You did it! You made it through delivery and are ready to head home. Now what?

  • Seat Installation
  • Securing Baby
  • Greeting Pets
  • First Day Home

4. Early Weeks

Yes, the first weeks home are amazing. And challenging. And full of surprises. Learning what to expect is the most important step in reducing the anxiety and making the most of this precious time.

  • What to Expect
  • Creating Routine
  • Nighttime Parenting
  • Baby Blues
  • Bonding With Baby

5. Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can at times be more challenging that most of us expect. Learn how you can prepare in advance and avoid common mistakes that lead to pain and low milk supply.

  • Benefits
  • Common Setbacks
  • Proper Latch
  • Positions
  • Signs of Fullness
  • Hunger Signs
  • Milk Supply
  • Engorgement
  • Nipple pain
  • Burping
  • Manual Expression
  • Pumping
  • Storing Milk
  • Warming Bottle
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Coffee & Alcohol
  • Nursing in Public

6. Formula Feeding

We’ll share feeding and time-saving tips and address societal pressures on those who aren’t breastfeeding.

  • Formula Types
  • Preparation
  • Planning Ahead
  • Correct Bottle Feeding
  • Mixed Emotions

7. Diapering & Bathing

The most important part about dealing with a messy baby? Keep your sense of humor! We’ll share a few tricks that make this part of parenting a breeze.

  • Pee, Poo, & Spit Ups
  • Changing Diaper
  • Cloth Diapering
  • Surviving Blowouts
  • Cutting nails
  • Sponge Bath
  • Tub Bath

PART 2

8. Reducing Crying

Babies cry – there is no way around it. However, there are many effective techniques that greatly reduce the amount of time they cry.

  • Why Babies Cry
  • Swaddling
  • Rocking
  • Shushing
  • Pacifier
  • Colic

9. Health & CPR

Learn which common health concerns you will likely encounter with your newborn. While our CPR demonstration is not a complete course, it will give you an idea on what to do if your baby is chocking or becomes unconscious.

  • Diaper Rash
  • Cradle Cap
  • Baby Acne
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Gassiness
  • Colds & Fever
  • Basic CPR

10. Sleep Routine

Many babies sleep whenever and wherever… until they are 3 months old! That’s when consistent routine and timing are critical.

  • Why Sleep is Important
  • Room Environment
  • Early Bedtime
  • Timing Naps
  • Sleepy Cues
  • Setting Routine
  • Length of Naps
  • Avoiding Crutches
  • Night Time
  • Sleep Training Methods

11. Fun Activities

Babies are a lot of work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun too!

  • Getting Outside
  • Mothers’ Groups
  • Talking to Baby
  • Singing & Music
  • Tummy Time
  • Other Ideas

12. Out and About

Having a baby doesn’t mean staying home! Get yourself packed and go on exploring. You may see the world very differently now that you’re a parent…

  • Packing Diaper Bag
  • Feeding On The Go
  • Changing On The Go
  • Air travel

13. Finding Childcare

The idea of leaving your precious baby with a stranger can be a major source of stress. With proper research and preparation, you will have the confidence in knowing that your little one is in good hands.

  • Choosing Care
  • Nanny
  • Daycare
  • Advance Preparation
  • Pumping at Work
  • Emotional Challenges

14. Adjusting to Parenthood

Change in lifestyle that baby brings is inevitable. However, we can make the transition easier by anticipating some of the common stressors and learning how to deal with them.

  • Transition of Identity
  • Increase in Conflicts
  • Finding Alone Time
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Challenges for Dad
  • Sex Life
  • Trusting Your Gut

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$59
  • 4 Hours of Premium Content
  • OnDemand HD Streaming:
    • Unlimited Plays for 6 Months
    • View on Web, Mobile, & Tablet
  • Eco-friendly 2-Disc Set:
    • Quickly Jump to Any Topic
    • Reference for Future Pregnancies

 

 

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